Cyanotype by Greta Koshenina

Greta Koshenina

Greta Koshenina is a working artist who combines archival family photos with contemporary photographs to depict her own mythology. From:…

Peter J Blackburn, da vinci

A da Vinci code of conduct

Peter J. Blackburn on why, whilst it’s important to gather inspiration, you should find your own voice – like Da Vinci.

Argyrotype print inspection

Argyrotype process

Argyrotype is a user-friendly iron-based silver printing process that produces brown images on plain paper. It is derived from the Argentotype, Kallitype, and Vandyke processes of the 19th Century, but has greater simplicity, improved image stability, and longer sensitizer shelf-life.

Health and safety procedures

Health and safety procedures: The most important information you can have about these processes is in this area, it could stop you becoming sensitized to the chemicals, getting sick or even save your life.

Laura Blacklow handpainted photograph

Glossary of Terms

This is the glossary of Terms for Taylor Whitney’s article ‘The platinum print: a catalyst for discussion’.

negatives clay harmon

Digital Negatives: The Color Ratio Method

There are several different ways of making a digital negative, but all seem to involve a Photoshop curve at some point. In this article geologist Clay Harmon applies his skills to photography and has developed his own curve for a Pyro-like digital negative – to be used with an Epson 2200, but, it can also be tweaked for other printers. All free to download here.

kallitype vandyke vdbrown argyrotype

Formula overview for Vandyke, Kallitype and Argyrotype

As they are similar in their make-up, many confuse Kallitypes with Vandykes (also called Vandyke Browns) and even Argyrotypes. Wynn White clarifies things for us in this overview. Recipes for the fixer is also included.

Christina Z Anderson

Distressing Negatives

Excerpt from The Experimental Photography Workbook, 4th Edition.
Christina Z. Anderson describes four ways to creatively destroy your negatives, giving them a little extra bite.